Barcelona midfielder Gavi made his World Cup debut on Wednesday against Costa Rica and made history by scoring Spain’s fifth goal.
The 18-year-old struck on 74 minutes after a cross from Alvaro Morata and wrote his name into the history books at the same time.
Gavi is already the youngest player to feature for Spain and is now the youngest to score for La Roja at a World Cup.
Gavi is the youngest player in World Cup history to score for Spain at the tournament.— Squawka (@Squawka) November 23, 2022
18 years and 110 days old.#FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/fCeQQWXd1T
That’s not all either. Gavi also becomes the youngest player to score at a World Cup since a certain Pele back in 1958.
He’s also the third youngest goalscorer in World Cup history behind Pelé and Manuel Rosas.
1 - At 18 years and 110 days, Pablo Gavi is the youngest player to score in the World Cup since Pele's brace against Sweden in June 1958 (17 years and 249 days). Star. pic.twitter.com/p43rXs1QDJ— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 23, 2022
Gavi is already a crucial player for club and country despite only turning 18 back in August of last year. He’s been rewarded for his impressive breakthrough too, picking up the Kopa Trophy and the Golden Boy Award for 2022.
Could he pick up the World Cup with Spain too?